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We’re inundated by news stories every day and with a 24/7 news cycle, it’s nearly impossible to keep up. But thanks to GlobalGrind’s Think Tank, you’ll be quickly in the know, and then good to go.

From what’s going on in the Capitol to what’s happening oversees, we have it all.

Today we see that a Florida manhunt is underway in an attempt to capture a trio of bank robbers, while the man with 50 wives gets life in prison. 

Better than Fiction

Character: Bank Robbing Stripper

Plot Line: As the manhunt widens for Florida exotic dancer and her two brothers on the wrong side of the law, authorities warn they’re heavily armed and not afraid to fire.

Officers have ramped up the search for Lee-Grace Dougherty, 29, Dylan Dougherty Stanley, 26, and Ryan Dougherty, 21, after they were spotted in Tennessee following a bank heist. 

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Take It in the Ring

Contenders: Democrats vs. Republicans

Match: Democrats won two Wisconsin state Senate seats in Tuesday’s dramatic recall elections, but they fell short of the three needed to take the majority away from Republicans.

Six incumbent GOP state senators were forced to defend their seats on Tuesday in historic recall elections. The efforts to change the makeup of the state Senate came after Republicans passed Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) controversial measure stripping public employees of their collective bargaining rights.

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Numbers Game

Number: 50

Where: Texas

What Happened: 

Standing neatly side by side, 50 young girls pose as if for a school yearbook, their smiles every bit as uniform as their pastel outfits and tightly coiffed hairdos.

Their innocent enthusiasm is focused on one goal alone – worshipping the man framed behind them, who has cruelly bred them for manipulation. A Texas jury sentenced Warren Jeffs to life plus 20 years in prison for his crimes as their church leader.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

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GlobalGrind’s Global Mind

Where: California

What Happened: An estimated $800 million worth of marijuana has been seized following a massive raid on illegal grows on public lands deep in Northern California’s pot country, authorities said Tuesday.

The three-week effort, known as Operation Full Court Press, to purge the Mendocino National Forest of illegal gardens, seized more than 632,000 marijuana plants. The operation also led to 132 people being arrested as 118 were booked on federal and state charges and 14 were detained on immigration violations.

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Money On My Mind

Whose Wallet: Exxon Mobile

Weight: 348.32 billion

How They Hustled: At the end of regular trading Tuesday, Exxon was again the most valuable company. Apple’s market cap was $346.74 billion vs. Exxon’s $348.32 billion.

In 1996, Apple Computer, the venerable founder of the personal computer, was struggling to stay afloat.

Now, 15 years later, Apple is the most valuable company in the world in terms of market capitalization.

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Inside the Capitol

Where: New York City

Who: St. Louis Mom

What Happened: A fed up St. Louis mom flew an airplane around Manhattan near the Standard & Poor’s offices — with a banner screaming: “THANKS FOR THE DOWNGRADE. YOU SHOULD ALL BE FIRED.” 

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This Day In History

Year: 1776

What Happened: On this day in 1776, news reaches London that the Americans had drafted the Declaration of Independence.

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